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Found 6 results

  1. Looking for Gabriel Rotary Shocks for a 1934 Hupmobile J421, 1935 D518, 1936 618 to replace a set lost by the USPS when sent back from the rebuild shop. Bolt spacing is ~4", arm length ~8", body diameter where is passes through Frame ~21/2".
  2. Good afternoon all! What I've got is a 1965 Rambler American 440 232cu. I bought it knowing that it was going to be a project, and I have a good set of tools. It's time to tackle the first item of business - namely the front coil springs and rear leaf springs. 1. The car is riding really low, but... 2. I'm not sure of the standard ground clearance is for my can 3. The shocks look pretty ancient 4. The rear leaf springs are pretty durn flat, i.e., not springy SO...my questions are: 1. Is there a way to tell if the F/R springs are shot? 2. Should I just go ahead and replace the coil and leaf springs? And if so, where might I find the parts? 2. If I'm going to tackle the leaf and coil springs, should I just go ahead and replace the shocks at the time? My thinking is that coil/leaf springs are just plain tired out. I've heard that I could install an air compressor and air adjusters both front and rear. Ahhhh...how 'bout no on that idea. Any and ALL input with my questions will be greatly appreciated. John C. Galleni Oakland, CA
  3. Anybody have any experience with lever type shocks on an ollllld car? I have a 1929 Graham Page 612 and have taken my leaf springs out for refurbishment but I don't know much about the lever shock absorbers. They are a piston mounted on the frame with a lever that attaches by a cloth strap to the leafs. I assume they're oil filled? Anybody ever worked on one of these? Thanks. Geoff
  4. For sale: Perfect reproduction Bosch shock absorber tags. I had these done for my 1925 Stanley but they fit many other cars as well. If your Bosch shock absorber tags look like mine did (see photo) you may want to install new ones (see photo). 2 1/2" diameter, 1 1/4" hole in center. Perfect fit! $120.00 per pair. Thanks for looking. Don Hoke Vintage Steam Products, LLC - Stanley Steam and locomobile parts and accessories.
  5. Does anybody have any experience with the Delco Lovejoy shocks with ride control? I have them on my '32 Pontiac. I tested them and the adjustment did not make any difference in the force needed to move the arm. I then added some Hydraulic and Jack oil (AW 32) and they now seem to work fine. They go from very free to extremely difficult to move as you move the adjusting lever. My question is: should I just leave well enough alone since they seem to be working? Before I added the oil I was planning to rebuild but now reconsidering since they seem to be working as they should. Any help would be appreciated. Rob
  6. 32Pontiac6

    Shock Oil

    Does anybody know the fluid that would be used in Delco Lovejoy shocks used in early 1930's GM cars? I have a '32 Pontiac with them.
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